“It’s not our fault if we don’t know our language. It’s not our fault if we don’t know our lore. It’s not our fault if we don’t know our dances and ceremonies. If we don’t know the name of our tribe, it’s not our fault! …and you know what the courageous thing to do, is to reclaim that. Reclaim that language. Reclaim that lore. Reclaim those dances. Re-claim our cultural shape. Because our culture is all around us. Look at this room. Everywhere I look I see it! When I look into your eyes I don’t see a victim I see warriors. You understand what I’m sayin’? I see men. I don’t see drunks or problems or drug addicts. I see men. And our culture, our people, need men like you.” ~ Richard Frankland to some young Koorie men in prison.
Find what you are looking for on Lateral Love®
Hot off the Lateral Love® press
- Follow @LateralLoveAust
- RT @891adelaide: Peter Goers @891adelaide now talking to Aboriginal elder Brian Butler AM about how to counter family violence: Lateral Lov… 7 months ago
- RT @891adelaide: ``We've got to get back to our communities and families with love,'' Brian Butler @891adelaide 7 months ago
Concerned About …Aboriginal Languages Abuse Assimilation Back to his country Caring climate Community Cultural Safety current-events Decade of Lateral Love environment Family Forever Business From little things big things grow Happiness human-rights Lateral Love Lateral Love Australia Lateral Violence law Love Natural Justice Nicola Butler Perpetual Grief politics power privilege Quote of the Day religion Science Self Determination selflessness Sharing society Stories Suicide Prevention The Decade of Lateral Love Around the World 2012-2022 Truth Unity William Brian Butler